[NJPW News] New Japan Pro Wrestling announced that they will be holding the “Super Jr. Tag (single elimination) Tournament” this year over the course of 2 days starting on October 25th and then the semi-final and final match on November 6th.
8 Teams will be involved in the tournament with one teaming being “The Young Bucks” who will be making their debuts in NJPW as well as members of the BULLET CLUB faction. The Bucks have prior experience competing in DRAGON GATE and New Japan is pushing their in-ring style as a must see. They will be taking on the CHAOS team of Brian Kendrick and the returning Barreta.
Also announced is NJPW’s young lion Yohei Komatsu teaming with KUSHIDA to take on Valiente and BUSHI in the first round. Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask will be taking on Gedo & Jado. Then the last match of the tournament opener being a rematch for the IWGP Jr. Tag belts as the newly crowned champions TAKA Michinoku & Taichi take on the former champions in Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov.
Below is the announced card for the October 25th show…
NJPW “Road to POWER STRUGGLE”, 10/25/2013 [Fri] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Super Jr. Tag Tournament 2013 - 1st Round: KUSHIDA & Yohei Komatsu vs. Valiente [CMLL] & BUSHI (2) Super Jr. Tag Tournament 2013 - 1st Round: Brian Kendrick & Barreta vs. Matt & Nick Jackson (3) Super Jr. Tag Tournament 2013 - 1st Round: Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask IV vs. Gedo & Jado (4) Super Jr. Tag Tournament 2013 - 1st Round: Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov vs. TAKA Michinoku & Taichi
(5) Sho Tanaka vs. Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION] (6) Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Captain New Japan vs. Manabu Nakanishi & Tomoaki Honma [Free] (7) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe & Yuji Nagata vs. Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka & Tomohiro Ishii (8) Tetsuya Naito & Kota Ibushi vs. Masato Tanaka & Yujiro Takahashi (9) Kazuchika Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura & YOSHI-HASHI vs. “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson, Prince Devitt & Bad Luck Fale
Then semi-finals and final match will take place on November 6th…
NJPW “Road to POWER STRUGGLE”, 11/6/2013 [Wed] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
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